Located near Centura Health in Avon right off of I-70. An innovative natural science learning campus for residents and visitors of the Eagle Valley. Free and open to the public.

318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, CO 81620

Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola on Vail Mountain out of Lionshead Village, Vail. All visitors must have a pass to ride the gondola. Free and open to the public with valid gondola pass.
Nestled along Gore Creek near the Betty Ford Alpine Garden and Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail Village.
601 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO 81657

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Explore the Science Behind Fly Tying

Posted by Walking Mountains on May 7, 2015 2:19:17 AM
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The Science Behind Fly TyingHave you ever wondered how something works or how something was made? In the monthly Science Behind series, we partner with a guest presenter to explore a large variety of interesting topics. The Science Behind series offers opportunities for adults to apply new knowledge and skills to everyday life, while having fun! 

** This Science Behind event took place in May, 2015 **


The Science Behind Fly Tying and How To Choose a Fly Fishing Spot

Are you getting excited for another beautiful Colorado summer?  Now is the perfect time to get out your fishing gear and tie up some flies so you are ready as the spring melt flows into the river. Come to Walking Mountains Science Center on Wednesday, May 13 at 6:30PM to learn about river recreation opportunities throughout Eagle County and learn how to tie flies to get more fish in the net.

As we transition from winter to summer, many of us follow the melting snow from the ski slopes as it trickles into the rivers.  Fly fishing is a popular pastime in Colorado, and there is a lot to think about before you are even out on the river.  The art of fly fishing is to trick the fish you are trying to catch by looking like what they are trying to eat.  Join us to learn how to choose a fishing spot, pick the right fly and even tie your own fly to bring home with you. Our two guest presenters will bring a wide variety of knowledge and experience to help you enjoy our local rivers this summer.  This event is for any and all anglers, even those completely new to the sport!

Upcoming Science Behind Schedule

Jessica Foulis works for American Rivers as the Eagle River Blue Trail Coordinator.  A Blue Trail is a community effort to protect river corridors for conservation and family friendly recreation.  Jessica is working with partners in Eagle County to protect the Eagle and Upper Colorado River corridors and improve river recreation access.

Brian Bloess is on the board of the Eagle Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited.  The mission of Trout Unlimited is “to conserve, protect and restore Colorado’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.”  Brian is an avid angler who ties most of his own flies.  Brian will walk through the steps as participants practice tying their own flies.

Please call Walking Mountains to join this fascinating program on a topic that has a great impact on our water resources in the West.  The Science Behind series of classes highlights useful and fun skills that have underlying scientific principles.  Each class provides a hands-on, interactive component with instruction from a local subject matter expert.  Classes are held once a month at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon.

If you go…
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 6:30-8:30PM
Space and materials are limited; participants must call Walking Mountains Science Center at (970) 827-9725 to RSVP. 
$5 donation suggested. 
The Science Behind Series is made possible by Vail Honeywagon Enterprises, Inc.

Topics: The Science Behind Series